TRANSLATION OF THE PAPIAMENTU POEM

“ORASHON UNIVERSAL”

UNIVERSAL PRAYER
by Dwight Isebia

Supreme Being of the system,
I have not been able to explain
to the senses present in my brain
but notwithstanding always sensed
by the sensors of my heart
Help me to believe and to keep trusting
that there’s more than what’s caused by matter
and that it has sense to be hopeful
that things will eventually be better
Not in order to have powers
or more things than the others,
but to see life in such a way that it’s felt
like the experience of happiness,
without dread nor longing for death,
till the day that I’m able to accept
eternity, I still don’t comprehend
(DPI 2011)

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